Herman Cain: I’d tap gay cabinet members because they wouldn’t impose Sharia law
Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain, who was recently criticized for saying he wouldn’t permit Muslims in his cabinet, says he wouldn’t have a problem with openly gay appointees.
“Nope, not at all. I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all,” Cain told ThinkProgress at an event in Iowa. “I want them qualified, I want them to basically believe in the Constitution of the United States of America. So, yup, I don’t have a problem with appointing an openly gay person.”
“Because they are not going to try to put Sharia law in our laws,” he said, with a giggle.
Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has never held elected office, but he has recently surged in the Republican primary polls.
Watch the video, via ThinkProgress’s Marie Diamond.